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The yardage is not displayed correctly the center of the green is displayed in the back position on the gps.

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Loss of GPS Signal and Yardages


It is often thought that a GPS device like the SkyCaddie should keep constant uninterrupted view and connection to the satellites, thus always giving accurate yardage information. This is true of cellular technology, indoors or out, etc, but not for a GPS device like the SkyCaddie. A clear, unobstructed view of the sky must always be maintained for optimum performance. Here are some other tips:

1. When going to play golf, the SkyCaddie should have a fully charged battery and should be allowed to search and acquire satellites for at least 10-15 minutes, prior to play. During this time, the device should be stationary. Many people power the device on then head straight to the course. From that point on, the yardage info you get may be off or may not show at all.

2. Is the golf course you are playing in need of an update? It's good to plug your SkyCaddie into your computer and allow it to sync with the SkyCaddie desktop software. You will receive updates to the device if you do this periodically and you can view your course list to see if any of your downloaded golf courses should need an update. An unupdated golf course on the device can cause yardage problems.

3. Placing the SkyCaddie in your pocket during the game, placing it in a golf cart cup holder, tall trees or heavy shrubbery, hilly terrain, very overcast cloudy days, etc., all can impede satellite acquisition and yardage accuracy.

4. Internal issues. Most SkyCaddie models may have an outward antennae view, but there is also an inward antennae connection that could be compromised. If this is true, the user will not know this, as this type of issue is internal and will need to be sent in to the company for repair, contact them to have this done. This can also be the source of why a device never seems to acquire satellites and/or give accurate yardage information.

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My buddy quit working


if your golf buddy has a battery in it, it might need a new battery

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Device did not show yardage to hole


Maybe the yardage indication is predicated on the screen size - on many units if you are way out in range, you get nada until you zoom in. Check that angle out.

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It reads 10 to 20 yards shorter than actual yardage.


re-calibrate the unit or get a more accurate unit
20 yards for a cheap gps unit is about average
remember that you actual yardage is measured by the revolutions and circumference of the tyres so the difference could be coming from that area rather than from the gps unit

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Bushnell neo+


The wording on this question is almost word for word of a message I sent iGolf customer support. If it's my message I don't know how it showed up here on fixya. Sent it also to bushnell support, both said in essence that a demo unit won't work, although i have seen factory demo's being sold on various websites. 1 tech. @ IGolf uploaded to me 2 files EMBEDD01.GLF and SYSREG.SMI which I loaded on th my neo+ after deleting both of the 2 files originally on the unit. But again everthing works, satallite signal strong, courses are loaded but no yardage is shown. It seems to be working when mapping a hole on the course (front, center, and back) but on resume play hole shows no yardage.I believe it's the firmware that is in the demo unit. my ? to iGolf and bushnell was if there was anyway to update the firmware but neither gave me an answer.

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Program can not find unit


Disconnect your PC from the Internet and try again. That trick worked for me.

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Inaccurate yardages


Hmm your Bushnell has one year warranty send it back to company under warranty for repair.

Nov 12, 2007 | Bushnell Elite 20-5100 Rangefinder

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Sight target needs adjustment


I also had the same problem my Yardage Pro Compact 600. We live in the desert and I often leave my golf bag in the trunk of the car. One day the display on the rangefinder was shifted up so I assumed that the heat affected something. After checking with Bushnell, their answer was to ship it in and couldn't guarantee a cost.

So I also peeled back the rubber grips from the bottom - you only need to go far enough to unscrew the four screws. From there you have to snap apart the case so the top shell comes off (be sure to remove the battery and cover first). Once you've done that, unscrew the top circuit board (mine only had 2 of the 4 screws from the factory). Be careful not to unplug any of the 3 ribbon cables.

Move the top circuit board aside. Looking from the top front, there is an assembly at the back that holds the laser/reader, it is held in by 3 screws, 2 on the back left and 1 on the back right - remove them. Carefully remove the assembly leaving the 2 ribbon cables in tact. The 3rd (largest) ribbon cable is taped to the center sighting barrel. Gently remove the tape, the ribbon cable disappears into a **** in the back of the sighting barrel near the eyepiece, it is connected to the LCD display. Now flip the unit around and looking from the back eyepiece, remove the 2 screws near the ribbon cable. Now you should be able to lift the eyepiece up and away from the sighting barrel.

The ribbon cable and LCD window at the end of the cable should be glued on two corners inside the eyepiece (worse case the LCD is loose as mine was because the glue had deteriorated). First scrap out the old glue from the LCD and eyepiece frame, being careful to not let the remnants drop inside the eyepiece or you will see these in the viewfinder once you get it back together!

Using thick superglue and being careful not to touch the LCD and leave a smudge (or forget how it came out as your yardage display will be backwards!), put a tiny drop of glue on each lower corner of the eyepiece frame. Now carefully position the LCD window and push down to the bottom of the eyepiece frame. Try to center it left to right as near as possible (mine had a little gap on each side) while holding the LCD against the bottom edge. Keep it there until the glue dries.

Now reassemble everything, making sure the sighting barrel and especially the laser/reader assembly fits snugly in its cradle before reinstalling the 3 screws, then install the top circuit board. Snap the top cover back on and before putting the 4 cover screws in, put in the battery/cover and test it. Remember if your display is reversed you installed the LCD backwards!

Jun 23, 2007 | Bushnell Yardage Pro 600 Rangefinder

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